Star Award

Lancaster Township Fire Department

Lancaster, PA

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Date of Incident:

08/27/2016

People Involved in Providing Assistance to Incident:

  • RONALD COMFORT JR. - Chief of Department
  • GLENN USDIN - Deputy Chief of Department
  • J HATFIELD - Lieutenant
  • GREGORY LEAMAN - Lieutenant
  • MARK CLARE - Engineer
  • JEREMY HERTZOG - Engineer
  • MICHAEL CONNELLY - Firefighter
  • CHAD SLOVER - Firefighter
  • JASON SNYDER - Firefighter
  • TYLER WEILER - Firefighter
  • ANTHONY CLARE - Junior Firefighter
  • CAMERON HERTZOG - Junior Firefighter

Description of Incident:

SATURDAY AUGUST 27, 2016

An elderly driver was extricated from her 2001 Saturn sedan after a one car accident in front of 716 S. West End Avenue in Lancaster Township Saturday afternoon at 2:21pm.

The car was traveling south on S. West End Avenue when the driver swerved and crashed into the rear of a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup truck parked along the street, causing the car to flip onto it’s roof.

Lancaster Township Firefighters used pre-connected Amkus hydraulic spreader and cutter rescue tools on Rescue 66 to remove the driver’s side doors to access the patient.

The patient was removed from the vehicle at 2:45 pm, 14 minutes after arrival.

S. West End Avenue was closed for an hour at Manor Street and Sixth Street by Lancaster Township Fire Police.

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